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WordPress - Design and Host a Website Offline from Scratch

Ikwechegh James, WordPress developer and Java Progammer

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11 Videos (50m)
    • Introduction

    • Download and install xampp

    • Set up xampp

    • Create a Database

    • Download, Install and Configure WordPress

    • Installation of Theme and Overview of Plugins

    • Setup Basic Pages About Us and Contact Us

    • Adding Pages to Menu

    • Adding Posts/Articles

    • Customization of site Appearance from Appearance Tab

    • Conclusion


About This Class

I would be teaching you how to create and design a WordPress supported website from scratch and host it on your local machine, whenever you feel it is ready then you can host it online. you have the ability to design websites with Joomla ,Drupal or any Content Management System of your choice but i would be treating only WordPress in this class

Why is this important you may ask?

I believe that all WordPress users should have a local installation of WordPress on their PC. The benefits are numerous –

  • You can test themes and plugins
  • Fiddle with a blog’s design without anyone seeing
  • It’s lightning quick
  • No hosting account as your local machine would be your server
  • No need for purchase of domain name until you are ready for the website to go online
  • There is no danger of being indexed by Google
  • You can even take a whole website, download it to a local WordPress installation, and play around with it to your heart’s content before uploading the changes

I personally use this technique to test out a website, make sure everything is okay before i host it online and the great part is that you don't need to be connected to the internet.

You can do this all yourself without having to pay a dime to a developer for this purpose, you would watch as i do this step by step. My next class would be transferring our self hosted WordPress website online through ftp.

Join me as we go through this together and at the end of this course you would have a fully hosted WordPress Website set up on your local machine, See you on the inside!!





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Ikwechegh James

WordPress developer and Java Progammer

Hello everyone!! I am James a Computer Scientist with over 4 years experience on Java Programming and Web Development.

I Design Websites with WordPress, Joomla, HTML and CSS etc fluent in mobile application development with Android and GUI application designs with Java Swing and JavaFx, specifically Native applications and Web applications.

I Learnt by reading a lot of books and watching tutorials which i believe is an effective way because you learn by doing and that is what i ...

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